To travel along Alaska's coast is by far the best way to see the state's top offerings, from visually stunning Prince William Sound to Aleutian communities drenched in traditional culture. A comprehensive coverage of coastal towns includes firsthand reviews on where to stay and eat, nature watching, historic sights, canoe trips, fishing, hot springs, festivals and more. 'Adventure Guides' are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers an ideal mix of practical travel information along with culturally enriching activities and physical adventures. And the fun is for everyone, no matter what his or her age or ability. A comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - gives you a solid knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - its all here! Detailed maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - both cultural and physical - from canoeing and hiking to taking dance or cooking classes. This unique approach allows you to really immerse yourself in the local culture.